The ethics news just keeps coming.

Zac White, a Heber Springs Democrat who’s running for state Senate, says he’ll be hitting courthouses and civic clubs in his district to gather signatures on petitions to put the ethics reform initiative on the ballot.

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Maybe his Republican opponent, Sen. Missy Irvin, could round up a posse with Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, Rep. Nate Bell (fresh off a concealed carry permit class) and other foes of stronger ethics laws to trail White and discourage signers — a la the Chamber of Commerce intimidation campaaign against the gas severance tax petitions.